Are You Guilty of Passing Judgement? | Diet and Nutrition

do-not-judge-listenLet me be the first one to answer this question.

Yes, I am guilty of passing judgement on others for their dietary and nutritional choices. I don’t mind sharing, but I made it a practice not to push what I believe on others, because I understand that everyone is different and everything doesn’t work for everybody.

As most of you know, I no longer label myself as a vegetarian or a person who eats a plant-based diet. I am simply a person who eats the food that agrees with me.

During my days of passing judgement, I had a closed heart and mind. I honestly believe that my growth stagnated a bit.  I am thankful for my coach and mentor, who has continued to challenge and encourage me along this journey.

I was a member of a Facebook Group that was so far to the left or right (just know they were not middle of the road) in their thinking and I noticed that some people in the group came off as angry and unkind. The attitude was, “It’s this way or no way at all.”  I left the group without any reservations and I realized that I still have more to learn.

My goal is to be a health coach and be good at what I do. I cannot be successful if I have a closed heart and mind. If my heart and mind are closed, then I will never experience growth.

Institute for the Psychology of Eating Video

Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating discusses a nutritional toxin that some of us are guilty of having. Marc David’s video, This Nutritional Toxin Will Surprise You, really hit home and today I share it with you, the way I used to think about diet and nutrition.

My judgement thoughts/statements and what I have learned:

If you eat meat or any animals, you’ll get cancer or some other terminal illnesses. – I learned that there are people who eat a vegetarian diet who have died from cancer and have developed other illnesses due to deficiencies.

You have to eat 100% raw vegan or to be healthy. – I learned that this is simply not the case. There are some people who eat a 100% raw vegan diet who are in poor health. You may not hear about it, but it does exist.

If you eat fat, you’ll get fat. – I learned that this is not 100% true. If you eat unhealthy fats, junk food and processed/refined foods, then you will probably get fat. Healthy fats are good for you.

If you eat a diet high in carbohydrates, then you will be fine. Granted those carbohydrates are from a plant sources; that’s what we thrive on. – I learned that everyone does not do well eating a high carbohydrate diet.

I can get all I need from plant protein, he/she doesn’t know what they are talking about. – I learned that there are some who do very well eating only protein from plant sources, but then there are some who don’t do very well.

Below is Marc David’s video:

Are you guilty of passing judgement on others for their dietary and nutritional choices?

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  1. I’m not one to pass judgment on how people eat, but sometimes I’m amazed at what they eat. I’ll have fun with people who only eat vegetables but I also have fun with people who’d never eat any, which is my group. I think that when we get into absolutes about food and people’s behaviors that we’re just giving resolve for people not to change on their own if they need to, which I recently have… kind of. 🙂

    • Hey Mitch!
      You are right. There are people out here that will get you told if you say you eat animal foods or whatever. It’s a personal decision. I uploaded a video sharing that I started eating eggs and fish and someone commented on the video saying that I was supporting animal cruelty by eating those food. Well, needless to say, I let person know that whatever they want to do is fine with me ( I don’t care) and that I would never make anyone feel bad for their food choices. People, these days!

      I think when people change on their own, they are more likely to stick with their change. Good for you! 😉

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